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Maternal Health
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You can do something about it.

Every minute, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from injuries of pregnancy or childbirth …and the solutions are just a question of resources. Join us for a discussion of the state of maternal health around the world.

Have a little money you can spare? Learn about Obstetric Fistula—a preventable condition that plagues teenage mothers, and is curable for under $200—in Lisa Russell’s film: Love, Labor, Loss. Thinking about a c-section? Watch as filmmaker, Cara Biasucci examines the overuse of caesarean sections in Brazil in this excerpt of her documentary, “Born in Brazil.”

Experiencing the baby blues? Read Bavi Vythilingum’s piece on her experiences with post partum depression after the birth of her child. Originally thought to be a condition that was limited to rich Western women, we now know it to be an issue that spreads across the spectrum from rich to poor, transcending ethnicity and income level.

Read the stories, watch the videos and join in a global campaign to promote safe motherhood everywhere.

Maternal Health
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"Love, Labor, Loss: A film on obstetric fistula in Niger" by Lisa Russell
United States
"Birth in Timor Leste" by Agnès Dherbeys - EVE photographer
France
"Next of Kin" by Bénédicte Kurzen - EVE photographer
France
"The Hidden Side of Motherhood" by Bavi Vythilingum
South Africa
"Lullaby" by Manuela Maiguashca
United Kingdom
"Born In Brazil" by Cara Biasucci
United States
"UbuMama Project – Meselech Mina" by Meselech Mina
Ethiopia
"UbuMama Project – Tholakele Zuma-Mdakane " by Tholakele Zuma-Mdakane
South Africa
"Tell it to Me Straight" by Halima Abdulsalami
Nigeria
"Speaking and Being Heard" by Gloria Mbovu
South Africa
"LifeWrap" by Rebecca Lynn Mitchell – UCSF
United States
"Fertco" by Nina Paley
United States
"Maati" by Breakthrough
India
"Access to Care" by Shashu Ayele
Ethiopia
"Play Your Part " by White Ribbon Alliance
Tanzania
"Hope for Grace Kodindo" by Khadidja Hissein
Chad
"Kichwa Woman " by Family Care International
Ecuador
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